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Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

The Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management discipline in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources (CNR) is seeking an environmental social scientist for a tenure track position focused on climate issues, with an emphasis on state and/or local policies that support rural and urban communities. The primary teaching responsibilities for this position will be courses on sustainable communities, energy policy, and climate change. The candidate may also contribute to the CNR core class sequence and the online Master of Natural Resources program. This position will be the lead Human Dimensions faculty member for the growing Environmental Science and Management major option, supporting students through advising and by developing a new interdisciplinary capstone course. The teaching load for faculty in the CNR is 12 credits per semester. Scholarship and service are expected, and opportunities exist for involvement in outreach and international programs.

Department Description:

The Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management discipline is in the CNR at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The College supports premier undergraduate natural resources programs. The CNR has approximately 1,400 undergraduates, 75 graduate students, and over 130 faculty and staff. The college supports undergraduate natural resource programs with disciplines in Fisheries and Water Resources, Forestry, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management, Soil and Waste Resources, Wildlife Ecology and the Department of Paper Science and Chemical Engineering. The CNR also offers Master of Science and Master of Natural Resource Degree programs.



• A Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a field relevant to the position earned or near completion. Earned terminal degree will be required prior to the second retention decision (approximately 18 months after hire).

• Experience teaching courses or leading workshops on sustainability, climate change, and/or energy.

• Experience using social science research methods. Preferred: • Proven skill in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.

• Research or outreach experience related to sustainability, climate change, and/or energy.

• Experience with community engagement and outreach.

• Commitment to utilizing teaching practices that advance equity and support inclusion.

Appointment Date:

January or August 2024

Terms of Employment:

Assistant Professor of Environmental Social Science is a full-time, academic year appointment (9 months). Salary is commensurate with education and professional experience.

Required Application Materials:

• Application letter

• Curriculum vitae

• Unofficial transcripts

• Names, addresses, and contact information for three references

• Statement of teaching philosophy

• Statement of research interest

(Official transcripts may be required of finalist)

This position and instructions on how to apply are located on our website and search for Job Opening ID 19992. Applications received prior to 10/22/2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.

Position Contact:

For additional information regarding the position, please call or email: Kendra Liddicoat (; 715-346-2028), Chair, Search and Screen Committee. If you have questions regarding the application process, please call or email Human Resources (; 715-346-2606).

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